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Just Breathe in Tuscany Italy, yoga retreat with Kathy Ran SYT
17 - 20 OCTOBER 2019


17 - 20 OCTOBER 2019

Healing in the Willows Resort, Castello Ginori di Querceto, Tuscany


Join Kathy for this 3 night rejuvination retreat at the breathtaking Healing In The Willows resort part of Castello Ginori di Querceto, in the heart of Tuscany.
Find your self in the lush and breathtaking views of beautiful Tuscany where you will be staying in a bit of history. BOOK EARLY SPACES LIMITED TO 14.


Our yoga takes place in an old chapel and the estate yoga shala. The shala is surrounded by the stunning Tuscany landscape, 11th century castle and a wine vinyard.  Our daily yoga practice will have a focus on a variety of Asana, Pranayama (breath control), and meditation coupled with Shakti (energy) work. The Asana practice will include elements of alignment focus, moving mudra meditation and focus on bhandas leading to a safe and enlightening yoga practice. Kathy designs every yoga class for all levels ensuring it is challenging when needed but retaining its playfulness.  Our interactive workshops on various topics are your opportunity to be supported and inspired to go deeper into your own practice. This retreat will revive you not only in body, but mind and spirit...


The diet on these retreats will be a traditional yogic diet with some local Tuscan additions.
All meals will be Vegan (with Gluten-free options) as Veganism best embodies the contemporary meaning of Ahimsa [‘non-violence’] – the very first observance on the path to Healing. Three healthy, organic, vegan meals daily (except on the arrival day—dinner only, and the checkout day—breakfast only; off-site restaurants or additional purchases are not included)
All meals are prepared using primarily local, seasonal ingredients sourced by local shops and farmers.​

It’s 4 days of daily yoga, meditation, plus lots of sleep , good food & sunshine so you can expect to leave rejuvenated.


Daily 9:30AM & 5:30PM
Dynamic morning yoga practice with KATHY RAN (Ashtanga, Vinyasa flow, Rocket)
Every evening yoga workshops
Breathing & Meditation Techniques

Vegan Meals Included

Castello Ginori of Querceto is an ancient village, near Volterra, on the slopes of Mount Aneo in the center of a large estate.This quaint little village has accommodation facilities and is the centre of an important winery. 

•    Healing massage (tbc)
•    Shiatsu massage (tbc)
•    Relaxing Gong bath (45 min - €30 per person | or €10 per person, minimum of 4 people).
•    Guided walks through the woods (90 min - €10 per person, minimum 4 people)
•    Tour of the winery & wine tasting (€20 per person, minimum 4 people)
OFF SITE (will require a car – which we can help with renting from Pisa airport)
•    Trips to the nearby Mediterranean beach (20 minute drive)
•    Guided tours of Volterra and surrounding villages
•    The healing hot springs of Sassetta SP


When we stay at Castello Ginori of Querceto, we are staying at a “living” village. We will be part of the local village life. Wonderful walks, beaches 20 min. away and a chance to visit the on site *winery.


 All costs include ensuite accommodation (DBL Occupancy), all meals, yoga, workshops and meditation
* Flights and activities marked with an asterisk are not included, but we can assist in advising or organising these.

All of the apartments have their own lounge, kitchen and dining areas, creating a very homely feeling and allowing guests to find their own space and privacy outside of the classes and shared meals.

The participants lodge in the hamlet’s original and beautifully renovated apartments located in the hamlet’s picturesque square.
Apartments vary in size from 1 to 4 bedroom apartments, with single, double, twin bedrooms. 
Most rooms have their own en suite bathroom, 

11th Century Hamlet
The medieval hamlet of Querceto is beautiful and is constantly moving towards greater sustainability. The local wines and olive oil are organic. All of the electricity is renewable, drawing from the biomass of the agricultural production.

Shared twin £495pp

Single Room £669pp

To book please email

Payment options
We accept payment by bank transfer and all major credit cards.  Payment plans available, £150 deposit non-refundable and payment in full is required 30 days before retreat date. For full booking terms please see our T&C's in the footer


Retreat Location: 
Healing in the Willows
Castello Ginori di Querceto
Montecatini Val di Cecina (PISA)

HOW TO Get to the Retreat Site in Querceto
A short train-ride from Pisa, Florence (and Rome).
Closest train station is Cecina.
Closest airport is Pisa.
Ryanair & Easyjet fly to Pisa from most European airports.
Transport from the Cecina train station or Pisa airport can be arranged for a fee.

Time Out For Yourself

There is a huge difference between going on holiday and going on retreat. Even the word itself tells us that it’s all about stepping back, going inwards, and allowing yourself time to recharge.

Most retreats will encourage you to leave the outside world behind, step away from all stresses and drains on your time and energy, and instead put your focus on personal growth through experience.
Price excludes flights, the nearest airport is in Pisa. It is very easy to get the train to the area.

It is the perfect balance of effort and surrender-nurture yourself with challenging Vinyasa yoga in the mornings, then explore your personal practice and some fun advancements.  It is all suitable for all abilities. 


 The Vinyasa will be creative, flowing and challenging. Included in the 3 nights are workshops covering partner yoga, the 8 limbs of yoga, chakras, arm balances and inversions, and pranayama.

The retreat setting allows for plenty of individual guidance so that we’ll be able to work with your specific level and requirements.

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